Golic gets another year at Cincinnati

BOB WIENEKE
South Bend Tribune

Former Notre Dame tight end Jake Golic has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and will play the 2014 season at Cincinnati, where he transferred prior to the 2013 season.

Golic posted the news on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon.

"Finally official. Got the 6th year! Couldn't be more happy. See you soon cincy!!" Golic wrote.

Golic, the son of former ND star and current ESPN personality Mike Golic Sr., was part of the Notre Dame program for four seasons (2009-12) before transferring to Cincinnati. Back problems wiped out his 2013 season last August.

"I thought it was time to call it quits, but then I went out to Colorado and got a new stem cell procedure done," Golic told the Cincinnati Enquirer earlier this month. "After a couple months, I feel like a million bucks."

Golic, whose older brother, Mike, was an offensive lineman at ND from 2008-12, appeared in five games over the course of his ND career and did not catch a pass. He battled injuries throughout his career and played behind standouts Kyle Rudolph and Tyler Eifert. Golic was selected as a U.S. Army All-American after playing at Northwest Catholic HIgh in West Hartford, Conn.

Former Notre Dame tight end Jake Golic was granted a sixth year of eligibility, and will use it at Cincinnati. (SBT Photo/JAMES BROSHER )